April 6, 2020

Staff retention is a significant challenge for many seasonal camps. Although camp managers do their best to achieve high or even equal retention rates of their seasonal staff, it is still very likely that they face both attrition and turnover,... Read More

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March 30, 2020

You have hired your staff, but training does not begin for another few months. For our camp staff to be prepared to work with children on Day 1, their training must begin well before the buses pull into the campsite. Your training will... Read More

old tree in the middle of the woods
March 30, 2020

Picture this: You notice that a small sapling you planted a while ago is at last large enough that it no longer requires stakes to stay upright. It takes two hands to wrap around its now-sturdy trunk, and the branches, in midsummer, provide shade... Read More

Campers jumping off water trampoline
March 23, 2020

What's the most popular program at American Camp Association camps? Waterfront activities! That's why at RAVE Sports, the most common questions we receive from Camp Directors and Waterfront Directors are related to upgrading waterfront programs... Read More

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March 23, 2020

These camp staff hiring and recruitment tips can help you find staff amid concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

March 18, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

I want to take a moment to reach out to you during these challenging times and remind you that the American Camp Association is here to support you as you work to plan for the summer through evolving guidance, information... Read More

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March 16, 2020

Now that we have all returned from the 2020 ACA National Conference, let's discuss three big takeaways that we learned this year.

March 16, 2020

Handwashing remains one of our most effective protective behaviors against communicable disease. While handwashing doesn’t guarantee protection and safety, a person can certainly reduce risk of exposure. That protection, however, is directly tied... Read More